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File-sharing service with predictable URLs? [on hold]

Can anyone recommend a file sharing service that assigns predictable URLs to files based on filename? Dropbox did/does this with their "public" folder concept (the URL is a constant prefix appended ...
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How do I remove a very large folder on dropbox?

My dropbox folder is duplicated in dropbox in another folder called dropbox. When I try to delete it from dropbox online i get a message that it is too large to remove. How do I remove this folder. ...
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How do I delete Dropbox files and photos without deleting them from my PC? [duplicate]

How do I delete Dropbox files and photos without deleting them from my PC? I have already unlinked my PC from Dropbox in the security settings.
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Tracking file downloads from Dropbox

I was wondering if it is possible to track how many downloads were made from a file on my Dropbox. I discovered the Orangedox app and it seems that it is possible to create a link and track these ...
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Sharing notification mails from Dropbox

Quick question. Right now, when I send a bunch of people a link that I'm sharing from Dropbox, I don't get any "talkback" email confirming that the link was sent, and none of the people I'm sending ...
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If I delete the files on my computer’s Dropbox folder does it delete them from Dropbox?

I want to free up space on my computer but I still want to keep the files on Dropbox. If I delete them from my PC’s Dropbox folder do they get deleted off Dropbox as well?
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Don't sync local copy to Dropbox

Dropbox has a nice feature "Selective Sync" that allows you to choose which of your folders on Dropbox's servers should be synced with you local computer. I would like to do the opposite. I have ...
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Can't see how to download large files from Dropbox

I cannot see how to download some videos to my Dropbox. Somebody shared a folder of videos with me. If I try to download the whole folder, I get an "error message". The zip file is too large, ...
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How can I re-upload photos with Camera Upload in Dropbox?

As stated in Dropbox FAQ: Camera Upload tries to be smart about not uploading the same photos and videos more than once. It will not re-upload these files even if you move, rename, or delete ...
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How to analyze size of files in Dropbox

I have reached free storage limit of Dropbox and need to delete the files to make space. Is there a way one can analyze the size of files on Dropbox using its web interface? I can do it using ...
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Migrate files from one cloud storage provider to another

Is it possible to directly move files from one cloud storage provider to another, bypassing the bandwidth-intensive step of downloading the files locally and then re-uploading them? In other words, ...
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My Dropbox shared folder is not syncing to my second computer

I have created a shared folder, but it is not syncing to my second computer. Everything else does, but not that folder.
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Can't see a folder people shared with me in my own Dropbox folder

Someone shared a folder with me on Dropbox and I can’t see this folder in my Dropbox folder at home. I have to access it through the Dropbox website. I thought it was supposed to be visible on every ...
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Where can I find my Dropbox public folder URL?

I want to share my public Dropbox folder, but I can't seem to find what it's URL is. So where can I find it?
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How do I make sync to Dropbox folder Camera Uploads bi-directional?

I am using automated upload of my pics to Camera Uploads folder in Dropbox, which would be a great service if only I didn't need to go through my photos twice. If I clear the bad ones from my phone ...
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Pointing Dropbox to a folder that was restored back to its setup location, contents the same as online, will syncing be minimal?

I had a Dropbox folder setup for one of my Ubuntu user accounts. I had to move the folder elsewhere, temporarily as I had to delete the user account and then recreate it, due to an entirely separate ...
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Turn off download option on Dropbox?

I have some .pdf files on dropbox that are publicly shared. Is there a way to disable the download option so that they are only viewable on dropbox, but not downloadable to one's desktop?
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Dropbox is Renaming My Files

I used to be able to download a shared file from the Dropbox to whichever computer I was working on, make changes, save the file to my computer, and then upload the file with the old file name. ...
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In Dropbox, why are some of the photos in 'Personal Photos' not showing in the Files section?

Pretty much as the title says. There are more photos in my 'Personal Photos' folder than there appear to be in the folder I created in 'files'. And I can't see those photos anywhere else. BUT The ...
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View pdf on Dropbox online, without having to download it

I've got a document in Dropbox which I issue to several people, the document is often revised so I need people to have the most recent version. What I normally do is email out the new PDF when there ...
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Will deleting pictures from Dropbox online delete them from my PC's (and iPad's) folders?

If I delete pictures from my Dropbox account, will it also delete them from Win7 folders and iPad Photostream?
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Shared folder user permissions in popular cloud-storage apps

I am searching for a popular cloud-based storage solutions with flexible shared folder permissions. Here is my problem: currently, we are using Dropbox to share files among a large team (ca. 80 ...
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Is it possible to know if a file is currently opened by someone else in Dropbox?

My company has data for which we do not want to produce conflicted copies and deal with the hassle of merging. Is there a way to tell if a file is currently opened by a team member?
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What does “Save to my Dropbox” do?

I have a link to another Dropbox folder and want to connect it to my Dropbox. The only real option I see available is Download → Save to my Dropbox. When I select Download → Save to my Dropbox, is a ...
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To show all deleted items from Dropbox history

Problem: Have a shared folder with 777 people where people randomly delete important items all the time. You know never when it happens. Solution for this should be designed. I have the Pro Dropbox ...
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Allow an anonymous person to upload to my Dropbox folder

Is it possible to allow an anonymous person to upload to my Dropbox folder? If it is possible and someone wants to upload data to my public folder, can I limit the size of the file or the folder?
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Check which Dropbox files are currently syncing

Is it possible to see which files are being currently synced? (Searching around for badged icons won't work.) For example, large files that are within different folders that just got added to the ...
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May I use Dropbox as hosting for website's static files?

I'm making a website on a free hosting that doesn't have much space or bandwidth. So I considered using Dropbox Public folder for static files, such as: Javascript, CSS Images Downloads (each a few ...
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How to delete all files from Dropbox via the web interface

I want to delete all of my Dropbox files (before I delete my account). I want them to be removed from any kind of history too. But I have already uninstalled the Dropbox software from all devices. ...
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is it possible to have reports about downloads by dropbox?

i upload my learning packages on Dropbox. and put their links on my shop ... 10 people simultaneously download files easy and with no problem i want to have automatic reports send me as attachment ...
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Owner folders are not sync in Dropbox

I'm the owner of a folder in Dropbox. When I change a file in this directory, the other members get updates and notifications. However, when another member changes something in the same direcory, ...
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Prevent other users from changing Dropbox Desktop preferences

I use Dropbox at my workplace and using selective sync, only allowed the syncing of certain folders. However, as I noticed, other people can easily sync my other files if they simply swoop in my ...
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Is it possible to use Dropbox for showing off content on a website?

I am planning a simple video sharing module on a project where a user can upload a video on our module using his Dropbox and is able to show it through our module. I believe I can do using their API ...
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How do I delete lots ( >10,000) of files on Dropbox? [closed]

The Desktop client is freezing up on me, and the web interface says "use the Desktop client" if you try to delete more than just a few thousand at once.
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How to host a privately shared website on Google Drive?

I've created this html+javascript based website via jalbum. And I'm currently uploading it to Google Drive. Before Google Drive, I was uploading it to Dropbox, but stopped that upload, believing that ...
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Transferring from DropBox to different cloud provider, preserving history

Is there a good way to transfer files and their history into another provider or to a source code repo? When you move from DropBox to another provider, like Google Drive or Microsoft's Onedrive... is ...
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Multiple dropbox accounts on one PC?

Is there a way to have a PC connect to multiple dropbox accounts? I have a personal dropbox account which I use to sync files across multiple PCs and that all works fine. However, someone who ...
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How can I move my Dropbox contents to someone else's Dropbox?

How do I move the photos in my Dropbox, to another person's Dropbox?
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What happens to my Dropbox data when my extended storage space expires?

I bought Samsung Galaxy Note tablet and received 48GB of Dropbox storage for two years. I already had 22GB free storage so I can now use 70GB of Dropbox storage. After two years, my free storage will ...
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How include only one Dropbox folder to sync on Linux box?

I want to sync only one Dropbox folder on my linux box on server by CLI. I know I can input python dropbox.py exclude add XX to exclude folders. The problem is that there are more than 30 folders in ...
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If uploaded more than once, does Dropbox have multiple file of one file?

I was wondering if uploading one picture or video multiple times to Dropbox, does it keep multiple copies of it?
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Share a folder with Dropbox users but prevent them from modifying?

I share a folder with 4 users of Dropbox and I just want them to see automatically the files I’m adding, I don’t want them to be able to modify or delete anything inside it. So, how can I unauthorize ...
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How to sync between cloud storage without downloading and uploading again?

I use SkyDrive as my main cloud storage, but my teammates mostly using Dropbox. I'd like to know how to sync my files on Dropbox account with my SkyDrive without downloading them first and uploading ...
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Syncing a shared file in Dropbox

While sharing a file/folder with another Dropbox user, will that file/folder appear in the other user's Dropbox and sync automatically to the Dropbox folder on his computer?
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Using Dropbox, can I create a public link from a shared folder?

When I have a folder shared between me and my collegue(s) via Dropbox, can I generate a public link of it (maybe by using Dropbox for Teams)? I know there is the possibility to "Get a link" via ...
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Can I add multiple email accounts to the same Dropbox account?

I have both a school email and a Gmail account, and I'd like to be able to associate both to the same Dropbox account (so that people who know my school email can add me to shared folders etc. without ...
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How to move files from a personal Google Drive account to a Google Drive for Business account?

I started off working in my personal Gmail account and now I wish to move everything into my Google Apps for Business account. I tried the following unsuccessfully: Using the Share → Is Owner does ...
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Dropbox Public Folder and HTML previews

So I was trying to send a colleague the files for a simple HTML page and decided to just throw it into my Dropbox Public Folder in case he loses it. When I went for the Public Link I noticed that the ...
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How to set public read-only access for one Dropbox file

Is it possible to create a dropbox account with two types of users: The owner (me) with full permissions (read/write). The public (members of a club) with read-only access to the one file in the ...
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How to share a Dropbox folder but hide collaborator/user’s emails?

I work with two different customers and need to share the same folder with each of them, but I don't want them to know of each other. At the moment, any user who joins a shared Dropbox folder can ...